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Composition cubiste, homme
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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)\nComposition cubiste, homme\nsigned numbered and stamped with the foundry mark '2/6; C.Valsuani cire perdue'\nbronze, with dark brown patina\nHeight: 24¾ (62.9 cm.)\nConceived in 1926-1927; cast during the artist's lifetime
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title

Composition cubiste, homme

prelot

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

signed

Signed numbered and stamped with the foundry mark '2/6; C.Valsuani cire perdue'

creator

Alberto Giacometti

exhibited

Basel, Kunsthalle, Gedächtnisausstellung Alberto Giacometti, June - August 1966, no. 9 (this cast exhibited).

Paris, Musée national de L'Orangerie, Alberto Giacometti, October 1969 - January 1970, no. 8 (this cast illustrated p. 12).

Madrid, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Alberto Giacometti, dibujo, escultura, pintura, no. 150, p. 366 (another cast illustrated in colour p. 367).

Paris, Artcurial, Corps-Figures, la figuration humaine dans la sculpture du XXe siècle, April-June 1989 (another cast illustrated p. 105).

Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Alberto Giacometti, November 1991 - March 1992, no. 26 (this cast illustrated p. 109).

Paris, Artcurial, Consonances peinture-sculpture: choix pour une collection, 1993 (this cast illustrated).

Vienna, Kunsthalle, Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966, February - May 1996, no. 44 (another cast illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, June - September 1996; and London, Royal Academy of Arts, October 1996 - January 1997.

department

IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART

dimensions

Height: 24¾ (62.9 cm.)

literature

R. Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, Teufen, 1971, p. 306, no. 44 (another cast illustrated).

Exh. cat., Alberto Giacometti. A retrospective exhibition, The Salomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, p. 50, no. 5 (another cast illustrated).

Fondation Maeght (ed.), Sculpture du XXe siècle, Saint-Paul de Vence, 1981 (another cast illustrated p. 113).

B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, no. 47 (another cast illustrated p. 56).

Exh. cat., Alberto Giacometti, Fondation Gianadda, Martigny, 1986, p. 263, no. 38 (another cast illustrated p. 263)

Exh. cat., Alberto Giacometti, Skulpturen-Gemälde-Zeichnungen-Graphik, Nationalgalerie, Berlin,

1987 (another cast illustrated p. 56).

Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, Biographie d'une oeuvre, Lausanne, 1991, no. 132 (another cast illustrated p. 141).

C. Klemm, exh. cat., Alberto Giacometti, Museum of Modern Art, New York & Kunsthaus, Zurich, p. 268, no. 16 (illustrated p. 59).

provenance

Gallery Gerson, New York, by 1962.

Private collection, Switzerland.

Artcurial, Paris, by circa 1991.

Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1997, lot 208.

Acquired at the above sale and thence by descent to the present owner.


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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